Beautiful Gutta Percha DOUBLE Photo Frame with Dried Floral Arrangement. Gutta-percha is a genus of tropical trees native to Southeast Asia and northern Australasia, from Taiwan south to the Malay Peninsula and east to the Solomon Islands. It is also an inelastic natural latex produced from the sap of these trees, particularly from the species Palaquium gutta. From a combination of wood fiber and shellac mixed together to form a thermoplastic material that its inventor called "Union" - thus the name.
The man responsible for this material was Samuel Peck. He was one of the owners of the Scoville Company, which made these cases for photographs from leather and papier-mâché as well. With the introduction and spread of daguerreotypes in the United States, Scovill began to manufacture the silver-plated copper sheets used in the process around 1842.They quickly became a key producer of daguerrotype plates and other photographic items. Long 4 1/2 (11.8 cm). Wide 3 (7.5 cm).
Condition: Beautiful condition as pictured. Some little chips on corners and some damage on clasps, marked in pictures. Despite this, the hinge and clasp work well, so the case close tightly. This antique and decorative, would make a great addition to any collector.
Don´t lose the opportunity to acquire this LOVELY item, over 100 years Old! We took detailed pictures, please observe them attentively. I use professional packing to deliver this item.
We pack to very high standards, using international wrapping materials, plenty bubble bag, polystyrene popcorn and secure special hard boxes so that they will arrive safe & sound. To Europe & JAPAN: usd 32. Sellers are not responsible for service transit time. Transit times are provided by the carrier, exclude weekends and holidays, and may vary with package origin and destination, particularly during peak periods. The item "Antique Victorian 19th Century French Gutta Percha Ornate Frame" is in sale since Tuesday, May 19, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "libitumantiques" and is located in URUGUAY. This item can be shipped worldwide.